Side Quests Abstergo Challenges

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Side Quests Abstergo Challenges

Completing Abstergo Challenges incrementally unlocks cheats, as well as Portraits, Emblems and Titles for the Multiplayer mode. You can find out more about the effects of Cheats in the Secrets chapter.

Challenges Completed

Reward

5

Multiplayer Portrait #1

10

Cheat #1: Celestial Navigation

15

Multiplayer Emblem #1

20

Cheat #2: Arrr Matey!

25

Multiplayer Portrait #2

30

Cheat #3: No Quarter

35

Multiplayer Emblem #2

40

Cheat #4: Scourge of the Seven Seas

45

Multiplayer Portrait #3

50

Cheat #5: Loaded to the Gunwale

55

Multiplayer Emblem #3

60

Cheat #6: Poseidon’s Will

65

Multiplayer Portrait #4

70

Cheat #7: Dead Men Tell no Tales

75

Multiplayer Emblem #4

80

Cheat #8: Shiver Me Timbers!

85

Multiplayer Portrait #5

90

Cheat #9: Armed to the Teeth

95

Multiplayer Emblem #5

100

Cheat #10: Deceased Crew

100

Multiplayer Title #1

Assassin

Category

Challenge

Synchronize 5 Viewpoints

Perform 10 assassinations

Perform 10 air assassinations

Kill 10 enemies from hiding places

Complete 3 Assassin Contracts

Dive into water from a height of 45 meters (this can be achieved from the top of the fortress in Nassau, or from the Viewpoint in Misteriosa)

Climb for a total of 500 meters

Perform 5 double assassinations

Perform 10 escapes from open conflict by using blending or hiding

Poison 10 enemies with the Blowpipe

Complete the first set of Assassin Contracts

Hang 5 enemies using the Rope Dart

Swim for a total of 2 nmi (nautical miles)

Have 10 enemies killed by another berserk guard

Complete all Assassin Contracts

Pirate

Category

Challenge

Buy 3 ship upgrades

Sink a ship using the swivel gun

Capture 3 ships

Plunder 3 warehouses

Reset your wanted level by bribing a local officer

Drink 5 glasses of rum in taverns

Complete 3 naval contracts

Plunder a smuggler’s den

Capture 5 forts

Defeat 5 ships you previously tagged

Sink a ship by ramming it

Sink a Level 3 hunter patrol

Unlock 5 taverns

Sail a total distance of 100 nmi (nautical miles)

Own 5 different figureheads

Defeat 3 men o’ war

Plunder 3 warehouses without triggering an alarm bell

Defeat a Legendary Ship

Total distance of 300 nmi by sailing

Plunder all smuggler’s dens

Explorer

Category

Challenge

Collect 10 Animus Fragments ()

Solve 3 Mayan Stela puzzles ()

Explore 3 underwater shipwrecks

Loot 10 underwater chests

Collect a Treasure Map

Loot all underwater chests

Collect 50 Animus Fragments

Collect 5 song sheets ()

Collect 5 letters ()

Collect 5 Manuscript Pages ()

Visit 15 different locations

Collect all 200 Animus Fragments

Survive 10 shark attacks

Synchronize all Viewpoints

Solve all Mayan Stela puzzles

Explore all underwater shipwrecks

Fighter

Category

Challenge

Disarm 5 enemies

Achieve a 3-enemy Kill Streak

Kill 5 captains

Kill 5 enemies with a headshot

Kill 5 enemies affected by a Smoke Bomb within 10 seconds

Achieve a 5-enemy Kill Streak

Kill an enemy with every type of weapon

Kill 30 enemies with a headshot

Kill 4 enemies in a row using the gold pistols

Achieve a 7-enemy Kill Streak

Disarm and kill 3 Scouts with their own weapon

Kill 15 enemies with the Rope Dart

Hunter

Category

Challenge

Skin 5 animals

Pet 5 dogs

Kill 2 crocodiles

Kill 2 monkeys

Kill an ocelot with the Hidden Blade

Skin 15 animals

Kill 10 animals with the Blowpipe

Kill 5 animals with the Rope Dart

Harpoon and kill 5 sea animals

Craft 5 upgrades for Kenway

Kill a white jaguar

Kill a red howler monkey

Craft all upgrades for Kenway

Skin every species of animal

Harpoon and kill each type of sea animal

Golden Boy

Category

Challenge

Pickpocket 200R

Loot 10 bodies

Possess 5,000R

Sell a total of 500 cargo to a harbormaster

Hire 5 groups of dancers

Free a trading route using Kenway's Fleet

Complete 25 trading missions in Kenway's Fleet

Buy 5 hideout upgrades

Spend 50,000R

Win each minigame once

Acquire 10 ship models for your hideout collection

Buy all hideout upgrades

Win 2,000R at the minigames

Possess 100,000R

Unlock all Kenway's Fleet destinations

Simulation

Category

Challenge

Get 25% total Synchronization

Share 3 social chest locations

Share 3 royal convoy locations

Share 3 white whale locations

Get 50% total Synchronization

Get 75% total Synchronization

Get 100% total Synchronization

Notes